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What is the bar in my swimming pool skimmer?

What is the bar in my swimming pool skimmer?

August 26, 2022

Do you have a vertical bar in your skimmer opening that looks like one of the photos below? If so, […]

Sta-Rite SunLite conversion to LED color light

Sta-Rite SunLite conversion to LED color light

Do you have a Sta-Rite Sunlite light fixture in your pool or spa? If so, I’m guessing it doesn’t work […]

Polaris PB4sq booster pump cracks

Polaris PB4sq booster pump cracks

August 21, 2022

I’ve seen three Polaris PB4sq booster pumps in the last year with cracks in the housing. They are all in […]

Do in-floor cleaning systems on swimming pools work?

Do in-floor cleaning systems on swimming pools work?

August 19, 2022

Another common question I get: “Mike, do in-floor cleaning systems on swimming pools work?” My answer is, “as long as […]

Turning up the solar set temperature does NOT heat your pool faster!

Turning up the solar set temperature does NOT heat your pool faster!

August 5, 2022

Here’s one I see ALL the time: pool owners set the solar set temp in the 90’s because they think […]

Thinking of becoming a pool guy?

Thinking of becoming a pool guy?

Are you thinking of becoming a pool guy? Great! There is a HUGE demand for pool technician’s in the swimming […]

Swimming Pool Suction Entrapment

Swimming Pool Suction Entrapment

August 1, 2022

I am a pool geek. I can’t help myself. I LOVE swimming pools. Whenever I see a pool I have […]

What is my swimming pool filter gauge pressure supposed to be?

What is my swimming pool filter gauge pressure supposed to be?

July 10, 2022

Here’s one of the most common questions I’m asked: “Mike, what is my pool filter gauge pressure supposed to be?” […]

Phosphates in Folsom pool water

Phosphates in Folsom pool water

June 14, 2022

Why are there phosphates in Folsom water? In 2020, many Folsom residents experienced pin-hole leaks in their copper plumbing pipes. […]

I want a heater on my pool

I want a heater on my pool

June 10, 2022

I regularly receive inquiries from people who want to “heat their pool” or “install a heater” on their pool. Rather […]

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